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The benefits of proper Socialization of children from infancy.


Date Posted: 11/5/2012 2:24:11 AM

Posted By: vann  Membership Level: Gold  Total Points: 1015

Socialization is a very important aspect that should be and is concerned with proper up bringing of children in a morally stable way. Agents of socialization are the channels through which socialization is carried out.
The most appropriate and most important method or agent of socialization is the family.

The family - This is the main socializing agency of the child during infancy. It is the first and the most important agent of socialization. The family is responsible for, among other things, determining one's attitudes toward religion and establishing career goals.
- Family has the greatest impact.
- Family provides racial and ethnic identity
- Family is the primary basis for personal values and attitudes.
- Family teaches sex role socialization and gender.

The mother is everywhere normally the most important individual in the child's early life, but the nature of the relationships established between mothers and their children is influenced by the form and regularity of their contact. This in turn, is conditioned by the character of family institutions and their relation to other groupings in society.

In many cultures, aunts, uncles, and grandchildren are often part of a single household and serve as caretakers even for very young infants.
The region and social class of the family into which an individual is born affect patterns of socialization quite sharply. Children pick up ways of behavior characteristic of their parents or others in the neighborhood or community. There are various categories of family, for example:-
- Single parent household
- Divorced parents
- Step parents
- Employed women/work women mothers.

Varying patterns of child rearing and discipline, together with contrasting values and expectations are found in different sectors of societies.
Of course, few if any children simply take in an unquestioning way the outlook of the parents. This is especially true

in the contemporary world, in which change is so persuasive. Moreover, the very existence of a diversity of socializing agencies influences outlooks of children, adolescents and the parental generation.
In spite of these variations, the family normally remains a major agency of socialization from infancy to adolescence and beyond. In a sequence of development connecting the generations. Because of their power, parents are able to enforce codes of conduct upon their children.

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